WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ind. (WDRB) - A Massachusetts man was arrested Friday in Indiana for molestation and solicitation via the Internet.
Indiana State Police began investigating the man on January 31, 2010 on a report of sexual misconduct with a minor. The alleged incident took place on or about November 29, 2009 in Washington Co.
Authorities say David M Walsh met a 14-year-old on the Internet and gained her confidence. They say he then arranged a meeting with her acting under the alias David M Walls.
Indiana State Police say he had sex with the girl even though he knew she was only 14. Walsh was 46 at the time of the encounter.
Indianan State Police were not able to locate the man until they received a tip that he would be returning to the state to meet with the girl, now 18, and her family.
Indiana State Troopers arrested Walsh on the charges of sexual misconduct with a minor, child solicitation, and inappropriate communication with a minor.
He is incarcerated at the Washington County Jail awaiting a court appearance.
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